Disadvantages of Voice Over IP

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Disadvantages of Voice Over IP


Even though the VOIP technology is being considered technological due to its products and services, it ends up having its cons on the other side of the IP networks. These are some of the main reasons why although VOIP being supported technologically it is still yet to cop up with the market and therefore not a frequently used tool of communication amongst people.

Here are some of the Disadvantages of VOIP Compared to IP

– Due to the IP addresses originally made and designed specifically for the transfer of data and no consideration was put forward to include the real-transportation of voice packets therefore VOIP experiencing problems when trying to run on such networks.

– Delay in Network:- This delays in IP networks occur due to the nature of data communication whereby insufficient bandwidth may end up being a problem to VOIP especially when the traffic on the network is congested and heavy. This also occurs when there is a continuous struggle between voice and data packets.

– Delay Jitters:-These are variations that occur in the delay of packets in the network. There is always a possibility that when two packets send from the same source towards the same destination may end up taking different routes through the network, this normally happens in packet-based networks because the packets are normally routed through the network independently, therefore, two packets between the same source and destination may experience two different processing delays and different congestion occurrences in the network therefore resulting to a variation in the overall delay experienced by the packets.

– The Cost:-Usually, the major disadvantage of a new product, item or technology in the market is always the initial cost. Therefore, wire line communication is definitely very cost effective due to almost all the R&D having been completed in the area, infrastructures are already built, and the public is basically used to using the initial type of media. To use VOIP more often, you will have to incur major costly changes and for stronger and more reliable networks, you will have to build a better bandwidth and a better Quality of Standards Compliance, new products and services will have to be developed.

– Due to the data travelling across the internet, there is a great potential of drop outs which are just similar to what happens with cell phones thus affecting the quality of the voice.

– Due to the architecture of some of the services of VOIP solutions, it becomes a requirement that both the communicators should subscribe to this service in order for the communication to be complete. In cases where it is dealing with the software it entails for the software program to be installed on both ends to enjoy the services.

– By the virtue that VOIP requires a live internet connection, it can easily be affected by a power/electricity failure therefore hindering the communication.

– Another major drawback is when it comes to the 911 emergency service, unlike the traditional telephone it becomes very difficult to locate the exact location of an IP address with a geographical certainty.


Source by Jeff Jarred

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